Using condoms is the best way to make sure you are always protected properly against STIs and pregnancy. The lining of the anus is thin and can easily be damaged, which makes it more vulnerable to infection. Remember that you can pause or stop at any point you want. This is because the material of some sex toys may harbour bacteria and infections even after cleaning though not HIV. Tag cloud abortion adoption advice anal anal sex asexual attraction birth control body breasts changes Competition condoms confidential consent contraception diaphragm family foreplay friendship friendzone history HIV homosexuality hymen injection IUD lube masturbation maturity medicare menstrual menstrual cup morning after pill normal Nurse Nettie online dating oral oral sex orgasm pads pain parenting penis periods planning pleasure pregnancy puberty pubic hair relationships safe sex schoolies sex sex health sex toys sexting sexual health size STIs talk talking about sex tampon testing the pill vagina vaginal ring virginity women Youth Service. STIs and their symptoms Get the facts here. Remember that having unprotected anal sex puts you and your partner at higher risk of HIV and other STIs such as hepatitis A and shigella than other sexual activities.
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How Risky Is Anal Sex? A Gynecologist Explains
You are here Home. NHS 'Does anal sex have any health risks? Some STIs don't have symptoms. The same applies if you are using sex toys. Don't use your partner's semen also known as cum as a lubricant. It can feel strange when you start exploring the anal area during sex, so start slowly with touching and caressing to get used to the idea. They are slippery […].